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From Brevard, North Carolina

Looking Glass Falls is located right off of U.S. 276. From Brevard, take U.S. 276 north, about 5 miles past the entrance to Pisgah National Forest. The falls will be on your right.

From Asheville NC

take Interstate 26 to exit 9 then bear right off the exit onto rt 64 and follow into Brevard NC, bear right at the light after Wal-Mart into Pisgah National Forest, follow for about 2 miles then bear right at fork, falls will be 1000 feet on right with a parking area.


Closest town: Brevard North Carolina

Looking Glass Falls

Looking Glass Falls

Looking Glass Falls is one of the most scenic and best known falls in the Eastern United States; and one of the most popular falls in Western North Carolina. The name "Looking Glass" comes from the immense dome of Looking Glass Rock, where water freezes on its sides in the winter and then glistens in the sunlight like a mirror or looking glass.

This picturesque unbroken rush of water is 30 feet wide and over 60 feet high, visible from U.S. 276 just a few miles past the entrance to Pisgah National Forest. The fall is right beside the road for roadside viewing, photo opportunities and is very assessable even to the handicapped. There also is a very easy walk down a 100 concrete steps that lead to the base of the falls. Considered a"10" on the beauty scale this is one you won't want to miss.

Please pull all the way off the road when parking to view the falls and don't litter!

Fall size:65'

Beauty Scale:>(1-worth seeing-10 awesome) 8